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S. P. Kinard, Newberry.
Samuel Dronthitt, Greenville C. H.
Wm. Moore, Abbeville C. II.
Julius Poppe, Audersou C. H.
Tbc President1? Position.
The radical papers aro Anding fault |
with President Johnson, and aro
abusing him for scuding to Congress
what they call a "gratuitous mes?
sage," defining his views on the con?
stitutional amendment forwarded to
him to be sent to the respective
States. - I
The liational Intelligencer-in his j
confidence-thus defines his position
on this subject:
The President is the representative I
of all the people of all the States of j
the Union. By the Constitution, it j
is made his duty, from time to time,
to give to Congress "information of
the state of the Union, and recom?
mend to their consideration such
measures as he may deem necessary
and expedient;" further, he is re?
quired, by his oath of office, "to pre?
serve, protect and defend the Consti?
tution. Besides, the President, in
addition to his general executive
fonctions, has a controlling power
over the legislative branch of the Go?
vernment, as "every order, resolu?
tion or vote" of the two Houses of
Congress is required by the Constitn
. tion to be submitted to him.
It would seem, therefore, if any
person in the country had a right to
an opinion in the matter involved in
the amendment, it is the President,
whose right to express that opinion
and to act upon it, is .provided for in
The President might object to the
manner in which the whole business
He might think that States to wh i?-h
the amendment was to be submitted,
ought, in justice, to have been per?
mitted to participate in the delibera?
tions as to what the amendment should
be. Surely this objection would rest
ou unanswerable logic. If a proposi?
tion to amend thc Constitution is
submitted to tho State of Tennessee,
for instance, this submission neces?
sarily implies that Tennessee is a
Zitate in tho Union. If Tennessee
be a State in tho Union, upon
what principle of constitutional law
can her right to pass upon the sub?
ject of amending the Constitution be
restricted to tho mere naked privi?
lege of saying yes or no to an amend?
ment, in the preparation of which sho
has not been permitted to participate?
The process of amending the Consti?
tution begins with the preparation in
the Congress of the propositions to
be submitted. This part of the pro?
cess-the originating the amend?
ment-is an essential and important
part of the prerogative of amend?
ment, and Tennessee is as much en?
titled to participate in this part of the '
process as in the mere ratification.
It is obvious, therefore, that it is a
gross outrage on the rights of those
States whose privilege to participate
in the sovereign function of amend?
ing the fundamental law is restricted
to a mere affirmative or negative an?
swer to a proposition of amendment
fashioned by only a portion of the
States. Nothing cnn bo more illogi?
cal titan the course of the Congress in
?&in, the President may object to
the submission of some half dozen
changes of the Constitution in the
fraudulent and unconstitutional form
of one single amendment. The spirit
of the Constitution requires that each
distinct subject matter of change in
tho Constitution should be snbmittod
separately. What can be more pr
sumptuous and arrogant than for
Congress to submit to their masters,
the States, a batch of amendments as
one? And what can be moro fraudu?
lent than to ?Iring together a hali
dozen different amendment?, that
have no relation to each other, and
call them one amendment?
The President may, therefore, very
well object to the manner in which
the proposed amendments have been
gotten up, in violation of the rights
of the excluded States, and the de
ceitful form in winch they ate sub?
Besides, iu th?" substance of some
of the proposed amendments, the
President may see ground for serious
objection. He may not consider it
wisc to place the Southern States in
the position of losing as a basis of
representation their entire black
population, or entering upon uni?
versal negro suffrage. The proposed
amendment does not permit a State
to establish equality of suffrage, with?
out regard to color, by which pro?
perty and intelligence qualifications
might be applied to both r:ice.s, but it
requires the total mass of stupidity
and ignoronco in the colored race to
be instantly precipitated upon the
' The President will abide faithfully
by the Constitution; he will oppose
every infraction of it; he will set his
face against all revolutionary outrage
or violence; lie will march forward
on the line of duty with a clear con?
science, undismayed by the eries of
fanatical faction, with a calm reliance
on thc intelligence of the people ?ind
the protection of an over ruling Pro?
vidence that has hitherto so signally
favored otu- great country.
Cheat lng the Negrota.
The'Richuiond Times says:
Proof continues to multiply on all
sides of the manner iu which North?
ern sharpers und speculators are
making money out of the poor ne?
groes by every species of fraud and
imposition. The honest masses at
the North, to whom the alleged
wrongs and sufferings of the negro
have ever appealed, and never in J
vain, have no idea of the magnitude
and extent of those operations, con?
ducted by Northern adventurers,
whose sole object is to fleece cuffee
and fill their owu pockets. It is a
duty which we owe to the Southern
whites and blacks, us well as to the
negro philanthropists at the North,
to expose these cheats aud swindlers,
and we shall continue to do so. when?
ever their meanness aud dishonesty
come to our notice.
It is a noticeable fact, that a large
majority of the instances in which
the negroes have boen deceived and
cheated ure to be traced to those
agencies for the advancement ?/f educa?
tion ami religion among the Machs,
which have been sentdownhere from
the North. A correspondent of this
journal, iu a letter from Rockbridge,
recently illustrated and explained the
modus operandi by which Coffee's
pockets were "put through a course
of sprouts" for the benefit of a hypo?
critical sharper. A Northern teacher,
who hud been sent to Lexington to
teach young negro "ideas how to
shoot,' opened a store. This he did
for the avowed purpose of "relieving
the negroes of the extortion," which
he charged was being practiced npon
them by the "rebel shop-keepers." ?
So far so good. But it-was not long
in transpiring that this humane and
charitable teacher wtis not only au
extortioner himself, but, worse thaw,
all, the negroes' were compelled to ?
have him arrested for embezzling
funds which they had deposited in
his hands for a benevolent purpose!
And, in tho same county, another
Yankee teacher recently borrowed ?di
the money and clothes which he could
from the negroes, and, when he had
aeon milla ted a satisfactory supply of
both, absconded to parts unknown.
Those are only .small samples of the
enormous villainy which is being per?
petrated upon the iuuoceut and un
suspecting negroes of the South; and
iu tho name of humanity and justice
we proclaim ?md protest against all
this wickedness. Tho reports of
Gens. Steedman aud Fullerton have
revealed the extent to which Northern
parsons, acting as the religious in?
structors of the negroes, have beeu
"putting them through," but these
officials have merely skimmed the
Tho sin, wickedness and frightful
extent of those spoliations and impo?
sitions upon tho negroes of the
South by unscrupulous Northern
men and women, who come under
the garb of friendship and humanity,
are unknown and incalculable. We
invoke the attention of the North
and the Federal Government to the
A SECEDER AND A SECEDER.-The.
United States Government has deter?
mined to put Mr. Jefferson Davis on
his trial for high treason. The minis?
try of George III would probably
have dealt just ill the ?ame way with
Washington, it' they could have
caught him, .and with just as much
justice. Is the spirit of George Wash?
ington ever present at Mr. Johnson's
council table? If so, it might be in?
duced to communicate its opinion
about the consistency of treating tho
leadership of secession us treason.
That opinion, expressed in a series
of raps on the table, would, for those
I around, probably constitute a smart
rap on the knuckles. London Punch.
CONNECTICUT.-The Connecticut le?
gislators will get no pay for tho re?
mainder of their session, and will
NORTH CABOUNA.-Gov. .Worth, of
North Carolina, is a candidato for re?
election at the election to be held on
the third Thursday in October.
TEXAS.-The latest telegrams from
New Orleans say that in the Texas
State election, Galveston, Houston,
Austin and Hampstead voted largely
in favor of Threckmorton for Go?
vernor, and the conservative ticket is
elected by an immense majority.
The local elections are the same. It
is believed the majority will be six to
one. Negro suffrage killed the op?
posing party. A very large vote waa
polled throughout the State. Tho
Albany Evening Journal is thoroughly
disgusted with the election of Throck
morton, calling him an ex-rebel, ex
slaveholder, and ex everything but
excellent. Other radical sheets are
shocked that "Texas should elect a
Governor of her own choice. Among
the principal mourners is ex-Govern?
or and ex-General Andrew Jackson
Hamilton, who vows to stump the
State (now the election is over) in
opposition to tho policy of the Presi?
INDIANA.-The Democratic Con?
gressional Convention met at Allong,
Jnne 28. Resolutions were passed
declaring uncompromising hostility
to suffrage for negroes; endorsing the
President's vetoes of the Freedmen's
Bureau and civil rights bills; oppos?
ing an increase of the duties on im?
ports; approving the restoration po?
licy of the President; opposing any
amendments to the Constitution at
present; declaring that none of the
States were ever ont of the Union;
opposing the exemption of 34000, OOO, -
OOO of the wealth of the country from
taxation ; denouncing the legislation
of the radical Congress, and demand?
ing of the next National Legislature
that every species of wealth shall
bear its equal share of taxation. M.
C. Kerr was re-nominated for Con?
gress from the second district by ac?
IniJNOlB.-Norman B. Judd, late
Minister to Berlin, is another candi?
date in the first district for the suc?
cession to the Hon. John Wentworth.
There are at least a dozen prominent
radicals who want. John's? seat, und as
one or twp of them are likely to run
on independent tickets, the chances
are that "Long John's" congression?
al career will be considerably shorter
than "Long Johu" himself.
RENTS IN WALL STREET-SOMK
MAMMOTH FIGURES.-It is now a
question whether a rent can be
demanded for certain (Metropolitan)
localities so extravagant as to shut
oft" tenants. The high rents of ten
yeaft ago appear trifling when com?
pared with the present rates; and
hence one may well wonder when the
demand will abate. The marble
building corner of Nassau and Cedar
streets rents, in the aggregate, for
8250,000 per year; this sum being
made up by the various banks,
! brokers and lawyers, who play tho
i agreeable part of tenants. Tho board
of brokers pay annually $25,000 for a
chamber about fifty by seventy feet,
in which its daily sessions arc held.
Brokers' offices range from $2,000 to
$4,000; and hence many club together,
and a half a dozen desks may be
seen L a single basement. Thc most
profitable rental, relative to its cost,
iu the world, is Trinity building.
This is a plain structure of common
brick, about forty feet front by one
hundred and sixty feet deep, lt
stands next to Trinity Church, in
Broadway, near Wall street, lt cost
$200,000 in 1852, and then rented
for $30,000, its uso being coal offices
and banking. Tho rate has gradually
advanced until its aggregate rent roll
is $175,000, or about eighty per cent,
per annum. Trinity building is now
chiefly occupied by Pennsylvania
mines, and $1,000 is paid for second
office's. Tho yearly sales of coal in
this building amount to 2,000,000
tons. -Rochester A merla m.
... _ _ . _
THE (DIFFERENCE.--The National
Intelligencer, referring to the well
known State rights antecedents of
Chief Justice Chase, and his declara?
tions on that subject, when tho Go?
vernor of Ohio asks, "What is tho
diff?rence between tho platform on
which Governor Chase stood in Ohio
and that upon which Mr. Davis stood
in Mississippi?" Both took shelter
under State "sovereignty," and both
asserted the right of a State "to act."
The only difference is, that Governor
Chase invoked State "sovereignty
against slavery, and Mr. Davis in?
voked it for slavery."
A CONSCIENCE CASE.- A Federal
soldier who stole a watch from Mr.
Samuel Cline, of Rockingham County,
about the time of tho Port Republic
fight, has returned it by express,
with a letter statiug that his con
I science compelled him to return it'
"FOUNTAIN OF AM. HEALTH ANO BEAUTY."
Purify the "blood** and enrich the stream j
upon which life ebba and (Iowa. Uno the |
! QUEEN'S DF.I.IOHT and SARSAPARILLA. It
enriches thc blood when it ia thin and
watery. Too many neglect the condition
of the blood, particularly among females.
Poverty of blood is. a common disease. The
chief symptoms are "paleness," feeble
pulse, loss of appetite, indigestion, (lain- j
lenee and irregularity of the bowels; low ?
spmts, headache, nervousness, debility, 1
with languor. These points ar?- always
found to be connected with poor blcwd.
The "Queen's Delight" is a life oxhUcrat
ing elixir, and should he used at this sea?
son. Get a bottle. Seo advertisement ol
Fisher A Heinitsh, pharmacists.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Please announce L. D.
'\ CHILDS, Esq., ns a candidate for the Lo
1 gislaturc, to lill the vacancy caused hy the
' resignation of E. J. Scott, Exp
July 1 E PLUBIBUS UNUM.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
MU. E. .J. SCOTT having resigucd his
I position as a member of thc Legislature
I for Richland District, we respectfully nomi?
nate Major J. P. THOMAS to lill thc- va?
cancy. He is an old residen: i-enfie l
I by birth and education with i. In a
ripe scholar, possessing a we I!-balanced
: aud comprehensive mind, that euiiuently
1 qualifies him for a legislator.
! June 28 MAXY VOTERS.
?Hitcher's i.igiit uing. Ply-Killer
Makes quick work with dies, and if cotu
I menced early, keeps the house clear all
j summer. Look our tor imitations. Oct
I D ETCHER'S only. Tune 20 lino
j MARRIAGE: 4\b CELIBACY- An
I Essay of Warning nod Instruction for
? Young Moo. Also. Diseases and Abuses
! which prostrat? the vital powers, with moe
j meaua of relief. Seut frc..- of charge in
j scaled letter envelopes. Address Dr. J.
j SKTLLIN HOUGHTON. Howaid Associa?
tion, Philadelphia.Pa." April 1".?
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universal demand mid. from thc
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j lieut in us natur?', iVagi-Hiitly ?eratted,
?and extremely bciteficinl in its action
j upon the skin. For sale hy ?ll Druggists
j and Fancy Goods Dealers. March 28 Iv
BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.
? The Original and bes! m the World,
j The only true and perfect HAIR DYE.
: Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous.
I Produces immediately a splendid Black <>r
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GENERATING EXTRACT op MILLE
j FLEURS, for Po sturing and beautifying
j thc Hair. CHARLES BATCHELOR.
Oct 2.'> ly New York.
The State ot" South Carolina.
; 'Ju./. IJ.Januru, IP. li. Stoie'ry nwt others
I Munnyrrs <?/'Xlret?Ons /br WeUun-l IHs
WHEREAS Edwin .1. Scott, Esq., Who,
at the general election held in < >eto
? l..r, IStt?, was chosen a member i-f tin
ll.ms.-ol Representatives for ihoEIectioi
I District of Pi.dilan.1, toservc t..r twoy? ais
has resigned los seat; and whereas th.
('.institut MCI ..;' thc state ..i Smith (.'andi
na directs that in auch a casca write
' election shall bo issued by the Speaker u
the House of Representatives, for the pur
pose of filling the vacancy tims occasioned
for the remainder of the terni for whicl
the member so resigned was i lee ted t<
Now, therefore, yon and each of you, ar.
; hereby required, after due advertisement
j and with strict regard to all the provision:
of tin Constitution and laws ol tho sail
State, touching your duty in such case t.
hold an election for a member of the Hons
of Representatives for t ho Election Distric
I aforesaid, to serve for the remainder of th.
. term for which the saul EdwinJ. Scott wa
! elected; the polls to he opened at thc vari
'. ons places ot election in the said District
on TUESDAY, the loth day of Joly next
; bv the various sets of j?-...nagora for tho?
, places respectively; said mana> ors to couti
j the votes publicly imm?diate y ah. r th
final closing of thc polls at the precinct
j where the votes have bee., taken; m ak
I out a certificate of the result, to he signe
I by the managers, or a majority of then]
and taken to the Court House ot said Dis
trict, or place now fixed bv law for count
! nig the votes, on Wednesday, the 11th da
'. of July, on or before 4 o'clock p. m., by on
; or more of the said managers; and th
managers, or a majority of them, who ma
j assemble, shall proceed to examine th
aforesaid statement,'and declare theresu!
, of the election.
Thia writ, together with your return ?
the election to ho held under it, have I?
i fore the House of Representatives at it
j next meeting after the election.
I Witness, the lion. Charles IL Simontoi
. Esq., Speaker of the House of Repri
sent at ives, at Columbia, this twenty-hft
day of .lune, in the? year of our Lord on
I thousand eight hundred aud sixty-six.
? HARLES IL SIMONTON,
Speaker of House of Representatives.
JOHN T. SLOAN, Clerk ol tho (louse <
I In pursuance of the above order, a
ELECTR >N will be held at tho various pr
, cincts in Richland District, on TUESDA'!
I tho tenth dav of Julv next. Tor one REI
RESENTAT?VE, to fill he vacancy ...
sioned by the resignation ..l Edwin
[ Scott, Esq. J. C. .IANNEV.
( 'liai rm an board of M.. .... . . .
I .lune 2C
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Gold. Silver and Bank Notes.
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